Animal Rights: A Historical Anthology / Edition 1

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This comprehensive and diverse anthology, the only one of its kind, illuminates the complex evolution of moral thought regarding animals and includes writings from ancient Greece to the present. Animal Rights reveals the ways in which a variety of thinkers have addressed such issues as our ethical responsibilities for the welfare of animals, whether animals have rights, and what it means to be human.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

BMS Book News: Interaction
The anthology adds a much-needed historical depth to current controversies.
Between the Species
This volume well serves the purposes that the editors set for it.

— David Corner

BMS Book News: Interaction
The anthology adds a much-needed historical depth to current controversies.
Between the Species - David Corner
This volume well serves the purposes that the editors set for it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231134217
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 12/7/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 756,724
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University, and Bede Jarrett Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars. He is also honorary professor in theology at Birmingham University and special professor at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. He has written or edited twenty books, including Aninal Theology, Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care, and Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics.

Paul Barry Clarke, as a teacher and researcher in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, has written and edited over twelve books in political philosophy. He is the author of Autonomy Unbound, Deep Citizenship, and Citizenship, and has recently coedited and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

• Table of Contents

Table of Contents Foreword Beyond caricature : preface to the Columbia University press edition Pt. I Differences between humans and animals 11 Creation of the universe 32 Animals are not political 63 Animals are not rational creatures 74 The human and the beast 125 Animals as automata 146 Animals have no language 177 Understanding in animals 218 A response to Locke 259 Of the reason of animals 2710 On animal souls 2911 Freedom of the will 3212 Organic difference 3413 Animals have no concepts 3714 Animals are not self-aware 3915 An animal is not a species being 4216 On the genius of species 4417 The lure of the simple distinction 47Pt. II Dominion and the limits to power 511 The golden age 532 Animals are for our use 563 Rational domination 594 Unrestricted dominion 605 Difference does not justify domination 646 Animals in the cosmic hierarchy 667 The right of nature 678 Dominion is subject to law 689 The workmanship model 7110 Responsibility to the weak 7211 Animals do not make war on humans 7612 Animals may be used 7813 Dominion and property 7914 The limits to power 8415 Animals as utilities 8716 Nature teaches mutual aid 8817 Dominion as power 9118 Critique of the principle of domination 9219 Dominion is social 95Pt. III Justice, rights and obligations 991 Justice requires friendship 1012 No friendship with irrational creatures 1023 Exclusion from friendship is not rational 1054 The government of animals 1125 Animals have no intrinsic rights 1166 Cruelty is not natural 1197 No justice without equality 1218 Differences do not justify inequality 1249 Duties to animals are indirect 12610 Animals are not constitutional persons 12711 The inalienable rights of animals 12912 All nature suffers 13213 Limits to the rights over animals 13414 Duty to minimize suffering 13515 Duties to animals are direct 13816 The principle of animal rights 14117 Pity for animals 14818 Duties to life 15219 Outside the scope of the theory of justice 15420 The rights of animals 15621 All animals are equal 16222 Constraints and animals 16723 The feminist challenge 17424 The struggle for animal rights 176

Columbia University Press

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